In celebration of Veterans Month, the “VA Women Veterans Program Office” and WVAP exhibited women veteran’s art with 15 VA facilities across the United States.
With the help of WVAP “ambassadors” (veteran artist representative volunteers) art exhibitions have been coordinated throughout the country representing women veterans from diverse art and military backgrounds, and using mediums from traditional fine arts (painting, sculpture) to quilting, weaving and poetry.
The goal of these exhibits were to engage VA stakeholders within the VA, bring together many women veterans and provide the public recognition of our women veteran’s service. Artists were pre-selected by WVAP, but local female Veterans, enrolled for VA health care, also participated in some locations.
I had the pleasure of being the Exhibit Ambassador for the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL.